Working in the avant-garde fashion industry Danielle Avey had seen her fair share of non-traditional gowns. However, none of them made her heart flutter as much as the Pnina Tornai wedding dress that she wore on July 1, 2016 to marry her soul mate, Jason Avey, in San Diego, CA.
Upon learning that there was a sample sale going on at Kleinfeld Bridal, Danielle and her mother decided to pay a visit to the famous salon. Danielle knew that everyone expected her to have a very unique gown, but she was also looking for something very feminine since that's what fit her personal style. Danielle knew what she liked and didn't like so she and her consultant tore through the salon picking gowns left and right. In total they had about six or so gowns to try on. Coincidentally, a lot of them ended up being Pnina Tornai gowns since the designer has a knack for designing innovative yet feminine dresses.
Among the gowns that Danielle and her consultant pulled was an A-line ball gown from Pnina Tornai's Perla D Collection. The gown had an exquisite lace illusion bodice with an eye-catching textured skirt. From the moment Danielle pulled the gown she knew it was something special.
“I pulled the gown and I was in love with it,” Danielle recalls. “My mom thought it kind of looked torn and dark and I was 100% in love with it!”
Danielle tried on the one-of-a-kind gown and she was sold. The gown was the ideal mix of sexy and pretty for Danielle. What really sold the gown for her was that it looked different from all the other gowns, which is exactly what she wanted. Although Danielle's mom took some convincing on understanding and appreciating the unique style of the gown, Danielle knew right away that this was the dress for her. Danielle said yes to the dress and walked away from the salon having purchased her dream gown.
Everything about the gown fit Danielle's vision for her wedding day look. The natural waist of the A-line ball gown sat nicely on Danielle's frame giving her a wonderful silhouette. The floral lace detailing on her straps and bodice were beautiful and enchanting while the illusion corset of the dress added some sexy flair to the gown. What Danielle loved the most about the gown though was hands down the textured skirt. For her the “torn” look that the skirt possessed was a look that was a step above the rest.
Danielle explains, “The gown wasn't so pretty in the way a bride would want things to be. It was so interesting and pretty to me.”
Accessorizing the gown with a simple bracelet and her gorgeous smile, Danielle was ready to marry her love Jason in fabulous style. Danielle could tell from the way that her new husband looked at her all day that she had chosen the right dress and the right partner in life and love.
Written by: Jazmine Keels
Photography by: Rachael Marie Photography